"Bobby The Jew," 61 Others Indicted

Sweeping federal probe targets dozens of Gambino crime family members

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"Bobby The Jew," 61 Others Indicted

FEBRUARY 7--Dozens of reputed Gambino crime family members and associates were named today in a racketeering indictment charging the New York-based Mafia family with most of the felonies covered in the United States Code (murder, narcotics distribution, robbery, extortion, loansharking, securities fraud, labor schemes, etc.).

But we're going to focus on the 83 wiseguy nicknames listed in the 169-page indictment, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

As seen on these pages, the charged hoodlums include 'The Greaseball,' 'Bobby the Jew,' 'Tommy Sneakers,' and 'Mike the Electrician.' Some arrestees, like Gambino captain Leonard DiMaria, even have multiple nicknames. DiMaria, the indictment notes, is known alternately as 'L,' 'Lenny,' 'The Conductor,' 'Nike,' 'Uncle,' and 'Fatso.'

Until his death in June 2002, John Gotti, pictured at right, headed the Gambino family, which, next to the Genovese crew, is the country's second most powerful Mafia group. (4 pages)